Before I Saw You

Before I Saw You

Folks are dying fast as the ash trees in the southern Indiana town ravaged by the heroin epidemic, where Jaycee Givens lives with nothing more than a thread of hope and a quirky neighbor, Sudie, who rescues injured wildlife. After a tragedy leaves her mother in prison, Jaycee is carrying grief and an unplanned pregnancy she conceals because she trusts no one, including the kind and handsome Gabe, who is new to town and to the local diner where she works.

Dividing her time between the diner and Sudie's place, Jaycee nurses her broken heart among a collection of unlikely friends who are the closest thing to family that she has. Eventually, she realizes she can't hide her pregnancy any longer--not even from the baby's abusive father, who is furious when he finds out. The choices she must make for the safety of her unborn child threaten to derail any chance she ever had for hope and redemption. Ultimately, Jaycee must decide whether the truest form of love means hanging on or letting go.

Includes discussion guide.

Title:Before I Saw You
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781496409560
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About Amy K. Sorrells

A long time believer in the power of story to change lives, Amy got her start in journalism and medical writing. Her work has been featured in a wide array of publications including newspapers and medical journals. Her novels have been shortlisted for the 2014 Inspy awards, semi-finalists for the ACFW Genesis awards, and a winner of the 2011 Women of Faith writing contest.


    Before I Saw You Reviews

  • Molly Cafinated Reads Jaber

    Wow! This is my first ever Amy K. Sorrells novel and it most definitely will not be my last one. This book, it's setting, it's characters, it's messages......all of it absolutely gripped me and took m...

  • Amanda Geaney (Christian Shelf-Esteem)

    Sometimes when I read a really impactful story, I make a note of the author and keep an eye out for any future publications. Amy K. Sorrells was added to this short list after I read her novel, Lead M...

  • Kav

    Seriously, how can this be my first ever Amy Sorrells book?! It boggles the mind when I think about all the literary goodness I've been missing! I'm dumbfounded over this egregious literary lapse! (ha...

  • Marie Bungard

    Sometimes I read for the pure joy of immersing myself in a good story on a quiet afternoon.  At least, that's what I thought I was going to do when I picked up Before I Saw You by Amy K. Sorrells.  ...

  • Sandy Griffin

    Few books have ever truly touched my soul like "Before I Saw You" has. As a child of adoption, this book stirred thoughts and emotions I thought I'd long ago dealt with. But after reading this book, I...

  • Martha

    Adoption is a topic that is very close to me. My grandmother was adopted. She was loved by two mothers, the one that gave birth to her, loved her and cared for her until she was six weeks, while keepi...

  • Danielle

    This book was quite heart-wrenching for me, yet it was a beautiful story about forgiveness and redemption. It touched on many sensitive subjects, but ended by leaving the characters and this reader fi...

  • Sharon

    I’ve been waiting anxiously for this book to come out! And I was not disappointed! Amy does not shy away from talking about some hard realities of life.I could easily picture the area as we had just...

  • Rebecca

    "It's the folks who thought the Lord shouldn't love them that he made a point to love on the most." "I just . . . I didn't know I could love - and at the same time be afraid of - someone so much who I...

  • Heidi Chiavaroli

    An exquisite, emotional tale that gives a glimpse inside the hurt caused by the opioid epidemic and the impossible choices one young woman must make in the wake of its damage. Extremely relevant and l...